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The annual Bike the Ridge event will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets. Bicycles are not allowed on Ridge Avenue at any other time, so come out and enjoy this free, non-competitive, City-sponsored special event!
Community members are invited to join the official start of the ride at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Howard Street. During the event, bicyclists may ride on Ridge Avenue anywhere between Howard Street and Church Street. Children under age 18 are required to wear bike helmets per City of Evanston ordinance.
This event is limited to those on non-motorized bicycles only (motorized bicycles or skateboards are not allowed). Non-bicyclists can walk along the sidewalks of Ridge Avenue and support the bicyclists.
A wide variety of free activities will take place along the route, including Ridgeville Park District’s “Fall Frenzy” featuring a live performance by the Evanston School of Rock; bike registration, repairs and decorating; and quadcycle rides. Free snacks and water will be available, and lunch and treats may be purchased from food trucks.
The popular Health and Wellness Corner will return to Grey Park, located at Ridge Ave. and Main St. Stop by for free yoga classes from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio. Other participating businesses are Wellness Revolution, CrossFit E-town, and Raydiant Day.
Volunteers are needed; please register at volunteerevanston.org. For more information, please visit cityofevanston.org/biketheridge or call/text the City of Evanston at 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents in Evanston may simply dial 311.
This event is sponsored by the City of Evanston. It is made possible by support from Ridgeville Park District, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, McGaw YMCA, Local Fire Union 742, Bike Doc, Wheel & Sprocket, Bike and Roll Chicago, and Whole Foods Market/Evanston South.